Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Garage Sale

Well, it was a cold blustery day. We didn't have any big ticket items or half as much traffic as last year but we still managed to raise $350 for The Children's Hospital here in the city. If Mike's company matches our donation (keep your fingers crossed) we will double that amount. I figure that $700 isn't bad for one morning's worth of work.

Thank you to all that dropped off items, came and bought something or just came by to say 'hi'. A few of you just came by to make a donation. Thank you. Another big thank you to my mom who stayed the whole time. Her cinnamon buns were a big success and were gone shortly after 10:00.

I always find doing a garage sale exhausting but this year wasn't as stressful as I didn't feel pressured to do it. I decided to do it last minute and am glad that I did. It's very liberating to watch all of that stuff go to people who will use it while making room for anything new that we may need. The fact that the money all went to the hospital makes it all the more rewarding. I'm probably going to have to do it again next year as some people came by because they remembered that we were 'the proceeds house'.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing with friends. We were thrilled to meet and spend time with another SMA family. Their baby girl (SMA free) and Aria were fast friends. We took lots of pictures. : ) We are looking forward to spending more time with them in the future. They are the first SMA family that we have had the privilege of spending time with. Thanks for coming Lisa!

In the evening, the girls rode their bikes around on the street with their little buddies all lovingly referred to as 'The Bike Gang'. Maya asked Mike to take off her training wheels last week and he has been spending lots of time running around with her. Well, just to top off a great day our Maya took off! And, when I say took off I mean that she was riding all by herself, turning the corner and stopping on her own! I was choked up watching my anxious little girl, only four years old, riding around, so independent with a huge grin on her face.

Cross your fingers that starting preschool this week goes just as well!

Love to you all,

Kristen

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for having us - we had a great time! Let's do it again soon! Sabrina has some Barbies that need to be played with :o)

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  2. Yah for Maya!! I know she will have a blast at school, so much fun and lots of new friends! We will be thinking of you all and hope Calla is loving her class too.
    love and hugs, Em

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  3. Kristen,

    The bike gods must have been out that day Keith got Morgan to ride all on her own too!! he took video I should send it to you...Mark riding along side of her and keith running behind her it almost brought me to tears! My Little girl is growing up!

    Love you lots
    Vanessa

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